Our raid team runs with a disc priest (me), holy pally, and resto shaman.
Me and the holy pally swap to our offspecs to accommodate situations where 3 healers are not needed (to clear faster) or when we require more ranged or melee on a given fight like garrosh or malkrok.
The one issue is that our resto shaman refuses to utilize their offspec and try dpsing so me and the other holy pally have to be shadow or ret, which is no issue BUT our 10-man raid team has more than 10 raiders so now instead of being there for our primarily roles were benched more often whereas the resto shaman isn't considered.
benching is okay it happens I get it but a shaman always healing?
My question is this, when I tried to voice this opinion out I look like a bad guy which is not my intention but to point out to keep it equal/fair. I know you can have a kumbaya, everyone hug it out kind of raid team but I wanted to know i'm not crazy thinking it's beneficial to be flexible.
I was told resto is so OP that raid teams are dumb if they make a shaman go ele over a priest or paladin healer with a viable offspec.
My final point is that IF one spec is greater than another it's usually only temporary. When WoD pops out and a specific class spec is less beneficial it would be wise to be a jack of all trades now before your faced with, "I can only do X and not Z."
Thoughts? Am I a moron thinking it's resto shaman or the highway?